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Energy Transition Governance in Africa

30 October–30 November 2023

  • Training

  • Online

  • Registration closed

Africa stands at a pivotal point where its must to harness its resources to transform its economy while promoting sustainable use for present and future generations. With economic constraints, African states need to collaborate and shape joint solutions to address common challenges unique to the African path toward the energy transition. Africa needs to strike a balance between extracting existing resources such as minerals, oil and gas, while transitioning to cleaner energy sources.

The Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH) aims to bridge knowledge gaps in the energy and extractive sectors in Africa through training, with a view to improve governance. In 2023, the AFREIKH will host a short online course on Africa’s energy transition governance. The AFREIKH, hosted at Strathmore University, is a partnership between Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).

This advanced-level course is designed to equip exceptional individuals from governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, media, academia and international development agencies with the knowledge and tools needed to contribute toward a just energy transition for Africa.


Fundamentals of energy transition. Acquire a deeper appreciation of the nature of the energy sector with a magnified view of the global outlook, the African perspective, opportunities and risks associated with energy transition, as well as the relationship between the energy sector and sustainability impact in Africa.

Policies and pathways for energy transition in Africa. Gain expertise to engage with a wide range of policy and regulatory issues affecting the energy sector in a comparative manner for better governance of the sector in Anglophone African countries.

Economics of energy transition. Navigate the purchasing and maintenance powers of corporate and household energy users in Africa, as well as the various existing technologies that can be utilized to promote sustainable use of energy by keeping operational costs and expenditure at a minimum.

Human rights and energy transition. Gain a deeper understanding of the human rights pillars that are necessary for the just energy transition of Africa’s energy resources, how to identify potential human rights risks and how to manage them.

The course is a combination of live sessions (Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EAT) and self-guided study (approximately six additional hour per week). 


The course is free to government officials and non-governmental organization staff. For all other participants the fee is USD 200. See the course registration page for more details.

Candidate requirements

Candidates should:

  • Currently work with key institutions in the sector, specifically government, academia, civil society, media or companies
  • Have work experience of at least three years in the oil, gas, mining and energy sectors in their respective Anglophone African countries
  • Have demonstrable interest in policy and governance of natural resources including the oil, gas, mining or energy sectors
  • Be available for the full duration of the training
  • Understand English 

Application details

Eligible applicants should send their applications to [email protected] and copy [email protected] by 15 September 2023, attaching the following documents in PDF format:

  1. One-page motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages) indicating experience in the energy or extractives sectors

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Course host
Strathmore University
NRGI Strathmore University
Days of the week
Weekly time commitment
8 hours per week